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WIP: Realistic Commander Pyre , supported by the voice Liam McIntyre himself!

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Hey everyone!

Today I want to introduce a kinda different WIP.

Realistic Commander Pyre

 

I dont know yet, if this will ever be CRL ready, but I still want to do it. After doing a damn nice Captain Phasma last year, I need a chrome dome for myself.

 

There is actually a „deeper“ meaning behind that project. I mean, a freakin gold chrome Stormtrooper is damn cool on its own. But when I found out, that Mr. Liam McIntyte voiced him, I NEEDED to do that costume. I’m a huge fan of Liam’s work, his role in Spartacus in particular. When we first back in 2013 and I had the luck to talk to him for like 30 minutes behind the stage. He told me there how much he’d love to do something for Star Wars. Which happened and I am really happy for him. Liam is definetly one of the nicest celebrities I ever met, he is super down to earth and just an amazing human being.

And when I contacted him, if he’d like to see the costume project, he was amazed and wanted to see it. And well. He supports it with video messages. Like. WHAAAAT! :D In all seriousness, I’m hyped, super happy and super motivated to get this costume done.

 

 

I used a Phoenix Props TFA style helmet as a base, got it painted in gloss black and got it gold chromed in the UK.

 

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The problem I have is mixed ref. In the animated series, Pyre has black bands around the helmet, but theres no black brow present (also not at the normal TFA TKs) . 

The realistic HASBRO figure has NO black brow and NO black bands. So thats kinda .. mixed. If necessary for CRL, I'll need to get it chromed again, but for now, I'll leave it like that. I actually like it with the black details as it gives more contrast. There's also a YouTube video of the making, including Liams message.

 

 

I have an ANOVOS pauldron in red, but need it in black. Either I find someone, who's willing to trade or sell, or Im going to paint the red in black.

 

Further, I have an old BETA Anovos First Order TK armor set. Pyre is technically a generic TFA TK, although there are some minor changes, like 2 bars at both lower leg armor. 

 

All the best

Dino

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Very nice finish.

 

At this stage there is not a CRL in progress, someone needs to build the costume before one can be started. There is also not very much reference for the "movie/realistic" style Pyre, most references are from the animated version so what ever reference you can get the better, the LMO's won't approve a new CRL without enough reference material.

 

Galaxy's Edge has the "movie/realistic" figure

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Some more figure references here https://jedibusiness.com/figureDetails.aspx?id=20416

 

Here you can see the differences between the two styles

 

Realistic                                                 

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Animated

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Good luck and looking forward to the progress

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Dino is building the costume and writing the CRL lol, behind the scenes we have been discussing with the LMO's.

Great to see the progress Dino, and very cool to have the voice of Pyre himself checking in on you :duim:

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Aye! :D

Like Im in no rush, I need to loose 10kg of body mass anyhow for fitting nicely again in the Anovos suit so it will definetly by a long term project. Theres a rumor that there will be a Commander Pyre black series soon ( a newer one ), so fingers crossed, that they use the regular TFA molds with black markings. 

I personally would hate redoing the helmet. Not because its pricy, but I just think without the black bands and the brow it looks .. unfinished? 

But well.. if thats the ref.. :D

For now I'll leave it like that. Having a golden TK helmet here on display is damn cool :D

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Helmet came out beautifully (would hate to see it changed, but hey, if you wanna do the CRL.......) and I'm STOKED to see someone working on this! Many of the younger generation will be really excited because they know the character and anyone should be blown away by that much gold chrome! haha How cool to have the support of the voice actor as well! Keep up the planning and good work!

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So apparently this came up in the wild .. 

Still.. helmet has no brow but on the packaging the brow looks black. Looks like they just used the old mold or so ?

Side details are also black on the artwork

 

Dont worry, this build is just veeery long going. I trimmed all arm parts now and need to build. I'm just drowning in paint commissions and I dont find motivation :D

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It's interesting the differences seen between the figures, we see Cardinal Red with the black brow trim but wrong era helmet, Pyre Gold with no black brow trim but right era helmet and of course Phasma Chrome no black trim. I think this would be an issue you could argue with the LMO's as the packaging shows a black brow trim.

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Who's the LMO responsible for the TKs ? I only know Nathan

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Not sure if one person looks after them or the whole team, you can contact them via email lmo@501st.com Andrew @Sly11 may also have some thoughts on the matter being in charge of our CRL's

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2 hours ago, Sano said:

Who's the LMO responsible for the TKs ? I only know Nathan

The LMO's work as a team but they do split detachments up for better coverage.

The email Glen mentioned above goes to all of them if you wish to reach out to, just keep me in the loop so we are all on the same page.

I'm also always available through PM email etc if you have anything you want to bounce off me before going to the LMO's :)

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HAvent the LMOs asked yet regarding the helmet.

 

Need your imput tho. Im working on shoulders, bicep, forearm and handguards. Do you see anything not "regularly FO TK" style? 

Before I finish the parts and getting all to the paintshop I ask for opinions first :D

 

I'm planning to post the next major update once parts are painted / chromed. 

 

Colorwise, what do you think is the bicep etc? To me it doesnt look just black, more like a blueish grey.

 

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I don't have access to a figure (yet) but looking generally at the box the cod appears to be TFA styled with the inward curved sides, this would mean the forearms should have the same TFA style to them as below with the curve, no cut out

TFA on left, TLJ on right.

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TFA curved by the looks, no black paint on the forearm front pill box inner square

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